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Cooking in Spanish: a delicious activity at home Conversa Spanish Institute

Cooking in Spanish: A Delicious Activity at Home

Nowadays, cooking in Spanish at home couldn’t be easier! There are tons of videos and recipes online, as well as good old fashioned paper cookbooks. Eating is something we all have to do every day, making it a great opportunity to learn some new words and immerse yourself in Spanish from the comfort of your own home. Here are some ways you can incorporate Spanish into your food prep.

You don’t need to be a fancy chef to enjoy cooking in Spanish

Believe it or not, sometimes all you need is a trusty box mix. There are plenty of products that require little time, inexpensive ingredients, and have the instructions in both English and Spanish. This is particularly helpful for students of all levels!

If you’re early in your Spanish language journey, you can read in English and then read in Spanish to see the similarities and learn new words. It’s also a great way to learn basic cooking vocabulary, like aqua and huevos. If you’re more advanced, you can challenge yourself to stick to the Spanish instructions and learn more advanced Spanish cooking vocabulary.

If you’re ready to kick it up a notch, try following a package that is only in Spanish. Try some new food from a Spanish-speaking country and follow the written instructions. If you get stuck, fortunately we live in modern times where you can search your question online easily.

Videos are helpful, too

If you would rather cook from scratch, cooking videos will be extremely helpful. You can follow along with chefs while learning new grammar and vocabulary. In addition, you can slow it down and add subtitles if you need to so that you’re learning at your best pace.

There are lots of famous chefs from Spanish-speaking countries, like José Andrés and Enrique Olvera that you could watch and learn from. While cooking alongside them and reading or watching their content, you’re immersing yourself in both the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. José Andrés is from Spain and Enrique Olvera is from Mexico. By watching different chefs, you’ll learn about different regions in the Spanish=speaking world.

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